In this boston.com article, Tyler Ledin, from Hartney Greymont, a Davey company's Needham office, shares his experience with beech leaf disease.
In the coastal town of Swampscott, Mass., the expansive canopy
of a 100-year-old beech tree has presided over picnics and given refuge to shade-seekers for longer than most of the town’s residents have been alive. But it’s dying, and soon it will have to be cut down.
There are multiple suspected culprits. Several summers of intense drought may have played a role. But another factor was beech leaf disease, a relatively new and mysterious affliction that destroys beeches’ leaves, and with them the trees’ ability to photosynthesize.
To read about Ledin's experience, click here.
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